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Dark Beer / Kláster Tmavé 10% - Pivovar Klaster

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79
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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 17.15%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pbrian on 08-08-2002)
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BGsWo22

New York

1.25/5  rDev -63.7%

03-21-2013 00:37:05 | More by BGsWo22
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ncbrewerbun

North Carolina

2.03/5  rDev -41%

After having the winter lager a week ago, I was looking forward to trying this one. What a disappointment.

Poured a brown with ruby tints. A slightly off-white head that does not last.

Aroma is sweet...some maltiness...this is not a pleasant sweetness. What's the opposite of crisp? That's what this is.

The flavor is of wort. Either some sweetness (sacchrine?) was added to this for some reason, or it didn't attenuate, or something went wrong.

I poured out half my sample. Go for the Winter Lager.

06-05-2005 18:10:46 | More by ncbrewerbun
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walleye

Michigan

2.1/5  rDev -39%

from the bottle. poured reddish brown with a light brown head that didn't last very long so no lacing. aroma sweet malts, chocolate, honey, hints of coffee. flavor weak, watery chocolates ,sugar. not impressed with this one. will not buy this one again.

04-15-2005 01:28:42 | More by walleye
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Padron4KM

Arizona

2.23/5  rDev -35.2%

pours a muddy dark brown with no head. kind of flat. No carbonation. No date code. Bottle says best before: see label. no code tho. Aroma is sweet raisin and carmel. Flavor is sweet, sweet, sweet. caramel, prune juice, flat Pepsi. old bottle maybe? not too good. If I get a fresher bottle I will re-rate

08-21-2004 08:38:12 | More by Padron4KM
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Noelito76

New York

2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

11-19-2013 08:19:22 | More by Noelito76
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Kitsune

Russian Federation

2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

07-27-2014 06:29:36 | More by Kitsune
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jackndan

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Klaster dark Beer: half liter euro-style bottle. has a light licorice aroma and tastes. Deep black color, no head worth speaking of, certainly no lace. Molasses is the predominant flavor, however, and there is nary a hop to be found. OK for $1.29 a bottle but do not bother paying more.

11-09-2002 21:05:16 | More by jackndan
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matjack85

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

01-28-2013 10:25:06 | More by matjack85
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oberon

North Carolina

2.88/5  rDev -16.3%

Pours a reddish brown color with a this fizzy head it looked like pop,highly carbonated and fizzy.Picked up mainly caramel malt in the aroma along with some light roasted nuttiness.Man the mouthfeel is like pop as well sharp on the tongue and pretty thin.Taste of sweet caramel and roasted grain with even some soapiness in there late.Wow really let down by this beer I really like the Klaster lager and Winter lager but this falls way way short of those two,I'll stick with them.

12-18-2004 21:36:05 | More by oberon
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

2.98/5  rDev -13.4%

This is a deep brown color, almost black. The low carbonation produces a thin tan head. When held up to the light the beer appears quite clear with deep red notes. There are slight roasted malt aromas in the nose. This is quite a sweet beer, and is fairly light bodied as well. The sweetness reminds me of a lactose stout. This is not very roasted tasting. The predominant taste impression is one of sweetness.

12-02-2003 21:06:27 | More by Gueuzedude
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Drew966

Florida

3.05/5  rDev -11.3%

Klaster Dark Beer pours a dark mahogany brown with a light brown head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. The aroma is mildly sweet. The taste is pretty much one note, mildly sweet caramel flavor, and maybe just a touch nutty toward the end. I would expect a more malty flavor from a beer this color. The mouthfeel seems a bit thin too. Not bad, but not really good either. I'd just like this beer to taste like more of something, anything.

10-13-2007 23:58:28 | More by Drew966
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rkuhnel

California

3.1/5  rDev -9.9%

From a 12 oz bottle this poured a chocolate brown with a small and quick fading light tan head and minimal lacing. Mouthfeel is medium and fairly smooth. Nose roasted malts, and some roasted nuts. Flavor is of burnt malts and some chocolate. Sweet finish.

05-26-2008 17:30:58 | More by rkuhnel
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BrewMaven

New York

3.13/5  rDev -9%

Before I get completely hooked on porters, I had to try another type of beer. This one poured very much like Coke or Pepsi in terms of color and rowdy initial carbonation. Head was coarse, here then gone leaving a ring and very little lacing.

Smell was mild malt and a hint of coffee? Taste was pretty much what the nose gave hints of. Mild finish after a thin but not watery mouthfeel. Overall a good experience if not special.

07-03-2005 03:52:48 | More by BrewMaven
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gmfessen

Michigan

3.15/5  rDev -8.4%

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a brown color with a deep ruby hue and a two-finger, pillowy, cream colored head. The smell is sweet of malt, amber and slightly toasted biscuits. The taste is also quite sweet, with too little bittering hops to balance. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with a creamy carbonation. This beer would be more drinkable if it wasn't so sweet. Not a terrible beer, but not very impressive either.

02-17-2007 03:43:35 | More by gmfessen
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mmmbeer

Massachusetts

3.18/5  rDev -7.6%

12 oz. brown longneck with no freshness date. It pours a lightly-hazed mahogany with medium carbonation, topped with an inch of khaki head that leaves light lacing. The aroma consists of caramel, lightly roasted, and dark malts backed by an almost cloying sweetness, to which the flavor adds lightly citric hops that contribute a mild bitterness on top of a light, tingly body that imparts a medium finish. Overall not too bad, but it's lacking a certain something - glad to try it but I probably wouldn't revisit.

01-24-2008 21:05:23 | More by mmmbeer
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sraimondi

Connecticut

3.2/5  rDev -7%

Pours with a minimal tan head. A beautiful dark ruby to brown color. Some spot lacing.

Sweet aroma with some hints of caramel.A very faint bit of smoke too with some toffee/choco at end.

Sweetness dominates the taste but not cloying. Malt all the way, with little going on in the hops arena. Some choco hints and a very faint metal flavor at the finish.

Mouthfeel is a bit on thin side, but not thin. Some good, subtle carbonation.

Not a bad dunkel, but no real "excitement". However, a good session beer given the ABV and middle of the road character.

12-29-2007 18:23:02 | More by sraimondi
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HochFliegen

Oregon

3.2/5  rDev -7%

Pours a deep ruby with a nice tan head that remains frothy on top my beer.
The aroma was very faint. It was sweet and nutty smelling and a finish of carmel in there as well.
The taste was very sweet with a nice amount of bitterness in the finish. It was a bit watery, more so than I would have liked.
Overall an easy beer to drink but doesnt leave a lasting impression.

01-25-2006 04:31:25 | More by HochFliegen
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stephendr

California

3.23/5  rDev -6.1%

12 oz. bottle- color of dark brown , with a minimal white color head – sweet nose is malty , milk chocolate , dried bananas , and a hint of red berries – taste of malty , sweet dark milk chocolate and vanilla - body silky , and light – aftertaste of dark milk chocolate , malt , and sweet/ sour

03-16-2007 06:04:27 | More by stephendr
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Star80

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -6.1%

Pours out with a little head which turns into absolutely nothing. Beer looks flat as hell with no lacing at all. Color is a dark brownish red. Has a somewhat pleasant bready, vanilla like smell to it. Smells better than it looks to be sure! Tastes quite sweet initially, then turning somewhat salty with a doughy maltiness. Cannot pick out much hoppiness. Mouthfeel is of little carbonation bubbles on the tongue. I suppose with such low abv this could be a session beer but with so many better choices out there why would you?

04-22-2005 22:36:33 | More by Star80
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Appearance – This is a nice dunkel Dunkel with a gorgeous head. It came up easy, nothing explosive, but left huge chunks of brown foam on top of the liquid and alongside the interior glass.

Smell – Big, rich, caramel malts fill the room upon pouring this lager. It is such a rich combination of very dark malt and super-thick caramel. Wow!

Taste – Ouch, this one is a bit rough on the tongue. The rich, creamy aroma from the nose came in a bit off. It’s not bad, but the harsh molasses flavor doesn’t live up to the smell.

Mouthfeel – This was thinner than I had hoped but overall was nice and refreshing.

Drinkability – This is a good, very dark example of the style.

07-20-2004 01:45:29 | More by RoyalT
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

10-04-2013 13:12:50 | More by ejimhof
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allengarvin

Texas

3.33/5  rDev -3.2%

500ml bottle bought from beergeek.biz. Poured into a clean German weizen glass.

Appearance: Dark ruby color, with a moderate initial head that falls in pretty quickly.

Aroma: Slightly toffee-ish malty sweetness.

Flavor: Thin body, with a malt sweetness dominating the flavor, though it's not so sweet as to be cloying. Bitterness is low, just enough to offset the malt. Long malty finish, with maybe a hint of caramel.

Good flavor, but it would benefit from more body.

08-28-2004 15:22:35 | More by allengarvin
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RocketWidget

Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -3.2%

Comes in a 12 oz green bottle with a monk enjoying a Klaster brew on the side of the label. Though I bought this in Prague, the label is in English.

Pours a nice red black color, but lacks head. Smell is pleasing, hoppy and fresh, if it is possible for a beer to smell fresh. Taste is rather good, very sweet, even for a Czech dark lager, but still refreshing and not syrup-like. Could use a little more hops. Goes down easy. Better than average but not great.

12-01-2003 19:29:23 | More by RocketWidget
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MaltyGoodness

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -1.7%

12oz. bottle

Pours a clear dark mahogany brown with a tan head that recedes. A hint of ruby shines through when held to the light. Not much lacing.

A very light aroma. Slightly nutty with a mild roasted background and hints of caramel.

A light nutty flavor with a bit of a roated malt flavor. Some hints of caramel and chocloate also come through. Finishes slightly sweet.

Rather thin body.

Easy to consume, easy to forget.

01-23-2006 01:55:04 | More by MaltyGoodness
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lackenhauser

Maryland

3.38/5  rDev -1.7%

Deep chestnut colored beer. Slight head and some nice lacing. Low aroma-sort of a mellow metallic smell to it. Slightly roasted with a very slight caramel like sweetness. Same traits of the aroma are in the flavor though more amplified. Somewhat nutty tasting. Lingering sweetness in the finish. Decent mouthfeel for only 4%. Not a bad beer-almost too sweet for me for a dunkel. Dry it out a bit it could be a killer beer-especially for a hot day when you want something darker.

08-27-2006 00:56:39 | More by lackenhauser
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Dark Beer / Kláster Tmavé 10% from Pivovar Klaster
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